Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
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Oh... Wasn't expecting that. Adventures in House Archaeology pt27


Floorboards up and ready for the plumber tomorrow. I had expected to find lath and plaster from the ceiling below the bedroom. Nope! It's plasterboard. So on one had that probably means no original features like coving in the dinning-room below... but also means that I'm free to do whatever want in there because the original features became landfill back in the 1970s.

I also had to lift the floorboards in the hall for the removal of another radiator and positioning of new cast iron one. More surprises under the carpet. No evidence of tiles ever being in the hall. The floorboards are in very good condition and at last I can see where the line of the old dinning room wall went. Blinking heck! The passage between the dinning room and stairs was narrow! Taking that wall down is one of the few alterations to the house I'd hold up my and hand and say "Yeah, good call.".

I still can't workout what the hell is going on under the house. There's a bricked-up door way on one side of the wall and no sign of it  on the other side... I mean HUH? If it's a cupboard it's a bloomin' shallow one.

Rather looking forward to getting the radiator off the chimney-breast, then I can get on with opening up the fireplace in that room.



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